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global or mac?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
What brand is better? Thinking for home use only.

Can get both brands of knifes as wedding gifts
post #2 of 16
The Globals are soft, very soft, have a convexed edge out of the box, need some serious thinning. A great alternative to German stainless when they were introduced in the 80's, meant for a general public. They have an apparently good edge OOTB, are relatively light, and have an appealing design -- to some. Sharpening a Global is particulary unpleasant. Burrs popping up -- the stuff has some plasticity. I must admit, though, I still like the G-2.
The MACs are different. VG-1 or so. Very basic design. The better cutters. Largely overpriced. Get them if you can.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
So mac is better than the globals? Cause i got some vics today and my dream knife a konosuke hd2 270mm gyuto but my father in law want to buy us a knife set
post #4 of 16

If you can, go feel and hold the handles of each.

 

Globals have a general handle design which has caused problems for some users.

 

MAC's have handle ergometrics which they have put a lot of effort into, and with few complaints on handling.

 

My bet is on MAC's, if only as the knives you will probably want to hold.

 

GS

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Okay wich knfes got better steel mac or global?
post #6 of 16
The MAC, by far.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Okay also very confusing their series do all of them have same steel?

For se some cheap and some very expensive.
post #8 of 16

AFAIK, the Chef, Superior and Pro series have the same moly steel. There are differences in thickness and weight. Some have a bolster, others don't. Price policies are essentially lead by marketing considerations and are not that closely related to real costs.

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Okey so the steel is the same in all mac knifes?
post #10 of 16

AFAIK, the Chef, Superior and Pro series have the same moly steel.

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
And other series?
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post #13 of 16
Global G2 Or G4 plus mini sharp three stage sharpener .
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel hla View Post

Global G2 Or G4 plus mini sharp three stage sharpener .
HAHA would never use such a sharpener to ruin my knives
post #15 of 16
I thought you said only for as a wedding gift ???
So, approched from the beginner level.smile.gif
post #16 of 16
Note the hardening and the spine thickness differs for all the mac series'. I believe Mac Mighty is the best one, I have heard Mac Ultimate knives are overly heavy.
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